First Fridays on Main Street • The Beech Grove Artist Collective and New Dey Rising Café and Bakery is hosting its monthly First Friday event with local artwork for sale. | When: Aug. 7, 5:30-10 p.m. | Where: Main Street in Beech Grove. | Info: beechgroveartistcollective.com; facebook.com/BeechGroveArtistCollective
Youth Connections Board of Directors Meeting • Youth Connections wants you! Have some extra time on your hands? Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Are you a strategic thinker? Do you enjoy fundraising? Are you concerned about the issues facing today’s youth? This is the opportunity for you! Join the Youth Connects Board of Directors. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. | When: Aug. 6, 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Where: Youth Connections, 1195 N. Morton St., Ste. A. | Info: contact Judy Olds, director of Community Relations of Youth Connections at (317) 738-3273.
Wheatley’s Fish Fry • Live music every Friday at Wheatley’s Fish Fry on the patio, weather permitting. | When: Aug. 7, 14, 21; 5-8:30 p.m. | Where: 8902 Southeastern Ave. | Info: (317) 862-6622; WheatleysFishFry.com.
Garfield Park Sunken Garden • The Garfield Park Sunken Garden is now open. When utilizing park grounds, we urge you to follow social distancing guidelines and to keep at least 6 feet between themselves and others and to follow CDC recommended personal hygiene measures. Sunken Garden will be closed when weather is inclement. | When: Daily through Sept. 30; Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 1-9 p.m. | Where: Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Drive. | Info: (317) 327-PARK or email IndyParksCS@indy.gov
Greenwood Farmers Market • Our goal is to create a greater connection between the food we eat and the products we use. We are an organization that provides vendors the opportunity to supply Greenwood and surrounding communities with crafts and locally grown food. Our market runs every Saturday through the second Saturday in October, depending on produce availability. | When: Aug. 8, 8 a.m.-noon. | Where: Greenwood United Methodist Church, 25 N. Madison Ave. | Info: firstname.lastname@example.org; facebook.com/greenwoodindianafarmersmarket
The Suds Saturday Cruise-In • Named by Car Craft magazine as “one of the best places to cruise in America with your car,” the Suds Drive-In has been THE PLACE to cruise since 1957. The 2020 season marks the 63rd anniversary of this amazing place. Originally opened as a Dog N Suds, the restaurant has been visited by hundreds of thousands of late model and classic cars, trucks and bikes. So come join all the gearheads, hot-rodders, muscle car fans and daily drivers enthusiasts every Saturday night (weather permitting) from April to the end of October, starting “around” 4 p.m. Check out vehicles of every make, model, shape size and year. The Suds will be serving up delicious food from their historic 50s-style drive-in, so be sure to grab a bite to eat while you’re there. Bring the kids too, because this is very much a family-friendly event! | When: Aug. 8, 4-9 p.m. | Where: The Suds Saturday Cruise-In, 350 Market Plaza.| Info: Facebook: Holden Owners of Indiana.
Summer Concert Series • Greenwood revamped the city’s popular Summer Concert Series in order to continue the outdoor event amidst COVID-19. Attendees are encouraged to come early to choose a specific seating zone, each with a limited capacity. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and will close once the venue reaches a limited capacity of 1,215 attendees. Each attendee will receive a colored wristband upon entry to match their chosen seating section. Attendees will enter the venue through designated entry points. The dance floor will be closed to practice social distancing. Attendees are highly encouraged to wear facemasks. Those who are experiencing COIVD-19 symptoms or are sick should remain home. 45 RPM performs. | When: Aug. 8, 7 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Amphitheater in Craig Park, 300 S. Washington St. | Info: (317) 881-4545; greenwood.in.gov.
Monday and Wednesday Bingo • Licensed charitable gaming activities have commenced in accordance with Indiana Gov. Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan. Social distancing and other guidelines for workers and participants will be adhered to and will be posted throughout the Bingo room (Banquet Rooms), bathrooms and other areas in the post. Masks will be available for sale at $1 each and hand sanitizer will be available in all four bathrooms, the bar area and the Bingo area. In addition to social distancing being adhered to, those individuals who appear to be ill will asked to go home until they are better. | When: Aug. 10 (each Monday for Bar Bingo), 6 p.m.; Aug. 12 (each Wednesday for Regular Bingo), 6:30 p.m. | Where: Greenwood VFW Post 5864, 1842 Veterans Way. | Info: Steve Milbourn, commander at (317) 525-7291 or email email@example.com; Sherri Jones, Bingo chairperson at (253) 278-1980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southside Art League Off Broadway Gallery’s Featured Artist • The Off Broadway Gallery at the Southside Art League will host a solo show by Greenwood artist Patricia Voelz. Patricia is known for her creative and totally original paintings and drawings. She began painting in oils and later gravitated into Acrylics. She has been hooked on Zentangle as a fun way to create. Watercolor has become a faithful friend, also. | When: Aug. 5-29, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Where: 299 E. Broadway in Old Towne Greenwood. | Info: Contact Patricia at (317) 919-3068 or email@example.com.
13th Annual Golf Tournament • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864 in Greenwood will host its 13th Annual Golf Tournament. Net proceeds will be used to fund programs for homeless veterans and many local charitable programs which include the Patriot’s Pen for junior high school students; Voice of Democracy for high school students; Boy and Girl Scouts of the Year; Teacher of the Year in elementary, junior and senior high school categories; and three college scholarships. VFW Post 5864 awards plaques annually to the Outstanding Citizen of the Year; Policeman of the Year; Firefighter of the Year and EMT of the Year in the city of Greenwood. We help homeless veterans in the community and assist local veterans and their families in financial need. VFW Post 5864 acts as a resource to veterans by locating other organizations as needed to help the veteran confront the issues they may be facing today. | When: Aug. 29; check-in at 7:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. | Where: Valle Vista Golf Course, 755 E. Main St. | Info: Steve Milbourn, commander at (317) 525-7291; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call the Post at (317) 888-2488.
Foster Family Picnic • Foster Family Back to School Bash! Be our guest! Come hang out and interact with other foster families. There is plenty of room for your littles to get their wiggles out. Feel free to bring a camp chair or join us at a picnic table in the pavilion. This will be an all outside event. Masks are suggested, but not required. In lieu of recent health concerns, we will not be grilling out. We will have prepackaged snacks and drinks available. This event is open to foster, kinship/guardianship, Safe Family and adopted families. | When: Aug. 29, 2-5 p.m. | Where: New Hope Church, 5307 Fairview Road. | Info: email@example.com; resourcesofhope.org/foster-family-picnic.
Pin-Ups on Tour: Operation Greenwood • Pin-Ups on Tour is a good time for a great cause. From the moment guests enter the event, they will be treated to something special. Our goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940s as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas. The evening will feature dancing showgirls, comedy, variety acts, soulful lounge singers, raffle-ticket selling beauties and more than a few surprises! With entertainment and atmosphere around every turn, guests will feel like they stepped into another era. Must be at or over the age of 18. | When: Aug. 29; doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. | Where: Greenwood VFW Post 5864, 1842 Veterans Way. | Info: go to pinupsontour.com/tour or call the Post at (317) 888-2488.
ONLINE LIBRARY EVENTS
Simple and Affordable Plant-Based Cooking Workshop • Discover cooking tips for transforming vegetables into a delicious and nutritious meal during this cooking demonstration presented by Indy VegFest. This event is being presented as a video on The Indianapolis Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube page and will be available for viewing for 30 days following its premiere date. | When: Aug. 10, 7-8 p.m. | Where: Online event. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4469335.
2020 Photography Workshop Series • The topic of this program is “Images of Iceland.” Join the Riviera Camera Club to learn to create better images with your camera. Learn new photography skills and more from expert photographers in these online sessions. In this program, Tony Vogel will take you around Ireland through some amazing photography. | When: Aug. 13, 7-8 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/44873750.
Online Resources to Support Homeschooling • Join Suzanne Walker from the Indiana State Library for an introduction to homeschooling that will introduce resources available for free to Indiana residents through the state library. From using primary resources to language learning to SAT and ACT test prep, many online tools will be discussed. This program is presented as a Zoom meeting/webinar. Those who register will be emailed a link to the Zoom event approximately 24 hours before the program. | When: Aug. 18, 5-6 p.m. | Where: Online. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4488593.
Young @ Heart Online Book Club • The book to be discussed is, All of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflorok. Adults are invited to this monthly book discussion. | When: Aug. 19, 7-8 p.m. | Where: online event. | Info: attend.indypl.org/event/4370737
Collaborative Writing Workshop • Take part in a collaborative writing exercise to help you explore writing your own poem. Finished poems may be submitted to the poetry anthology to be published about Little Eagle Creek and tributary streams such as Falcon and Guion Creek. This program will be taught by poet Joyce Brinkman. | When: Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m. | Where: online event. | Info: register at attend.indypl.org/event/4469421
Fit Lit Book Discussion Group • Adults are interested in new ways to stay fit and healthy are invited to read from a suggested book list and attend this monthly Zoom discussion. It will include advice and commentary from Marion County Health Department staff and topics from non-expert librarians and fellow readers. | When: Aug. 26, 7-8:30 p.m. | Where: online event. | Info: register at attend.indypl.org/event/4453626
Contemporary Mexican Film Festival • The film to be shown is, El Sueno de Lu – The Dream of Lu. Join IndyPL and The Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis as we showcase contemporary films from Mexico. All films will be streamed through Kanopy and are in Spanish with English subtitles. Get your snacks ready to enjoy this virtual festival! This event is being held as an online meeting/webinar. Those who register will be emailed login instructions approximately 24 hours before the event. We will be using the chat function to talk about the films as we are watching. | When: Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m. | Where: online event. | Info: register at attend.indypl.org/event/4458902.
Marion County Indy Cert • Old and new members welcome. Must wear a mask. | When: Aug. 6, 6 p.m. | Where: 3636 U.S. 31 S. | Info: Jim Burnett at (317) 786-9695.
Southport Farmers Market • Southport Farmers Market is providing locally raised produce and distinctive handmade craft items to the community. | When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Aug. 6, 3-6 p.m. | Where: Southport Farmers Market, 2810 E. Southport Road. | Info: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook.com/SouthportFarmersMarket.
Fairways for Foster Families – Golf Tournament • Play a round for local foster kids. $50/player; $200/foursome; free includes cart, game and food. Mulligans & gimmie strings available. $100 hole sponsorships. Spots are limited; register today! | When: Sept. 18, 12:30 registration; 2 p.m. shotgun start; dinner details TBD. | Where: Tameka Woods Golf Course, 4849 S. 450 W. | Info: email@example.com; resourcesofhope.org/golf-tournament.